Adds quite a bit of speed to slower CPU's of it's type and extends the life of older business computers.
2 weeks ago
Summary: I ordered two and they arrived two days later. They are new as advertised and arrive in factory sealed packaging. I used them to up some slower Core 2 Duos in two business computers. Add this and an inexpensive SSD to add speed and extend the life of older computers for minimal cost.
Summary: This is a "the best" CPU I can install on a Dell9200C due to the motherboard being unwilling to reduce voltages for the "newer" line of Intel Core Duos. Although, I read somewhere that updating the BIOS would solve the issue with the 9200C, others wrote that the updated BIOS does nothing because Dell was too concerned that the 9200C would overheat with the newer CPUs. So I played it safe and bought the highest spec CPU, without worrying about the BIOS update.
Added noticable performance to an older system (P5L-MX)
JAD "Joe", Amazon
21 September 2014
Summary: This CPU upgraded my old system and had a decent performance boost. I had a little trouble getting the cooling decent. I attempted to use the stock cooler form a P4 641 3.0 CPU. It didn't perform well. Bought the Intel OEM and all is good. I do not OC.
Summary: Wanted to upgrade to fastest processor for the mobo I have and this fit the bill. Much improved speed over the 1.8 processor that came with the unit. If your mobo will handle it I would recommend this processor upgrade.
Summary: Intel C2D may be a dying species, but that does not mean they're not capable by any means. This thing can be OC like a champ without voltage being increased and with air cooling only. IC Diamond 7 to the rescue. Idle at 30C, very acceptable. Under load it goes to 55C MAX. Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, 2GB RAM @ 1066MHz, CPU OC @ 3.3GHz, and a 40GB HDD (used 11GB). No problems of any kind. Don't want Windows? Try a variant of Linux, i.e. Porteus Kiosk.